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Russia: UK's reaction to Skripal case suspects’ interview ‘absurd’ – Kremlin02:26

Russia: UK's reaction to Skripal case suspects’ interview ‘absurd’ – Kremlin

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 14, 2018 at 13:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, said the British reaction to the interview of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov was “absurd”, speaking in a phone interview to Russian journalists in Moscow on Friday.

Russia's position has not undergone any changes, it is absolutely unambiguous, transparent and consistent,” Peskov stated, adding that “it is absurd to accuse Russia of lying after statements made by two Russian citizens. They are ordinary citizens, they are not related to the Russian government.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman dismissed the suspects’ interview to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan on Thursday, saying it contained “lies and blatant fabrications” that “are an insult to the public’s intelligence”.

Peskov said Moscow has expressed “its desire and interest to cooperate in order to clarify the circumstances and find the perpetrators of this incident in Salisbury from the very beginning,” adding that “from the very beginning, the British side quite rigidly refused such interaction and cooperation.”

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The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, said the British reaction to the interview of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov was “absurd”, speaking in a phone interview to Russian journalists in Moscow on Friday.

Russia's position has not undergone any changes, it is absolutely unambiguous, transparent and consistent,” Peskov stated, adding that “it is absurd to accuse Russia of lying after statements made by two Russian citizens. They are ordinary citizens, they are not related to the Russian government.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman dismissed the suspects’ interview to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan on Thursday, saying it contained “lies and blatant fabrications” that “are an insult to the public’s intelligence”.

Peskov said Moscow has expressed “its desire and interest to cooperate in order to clarify the circumstances and find the perpetrators of this incident in Salisbury from the very beginning,” adding that “from the very beginning, the British side quite rigidly refused such interaction and cooperation.”

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